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Carolyn K McCurdy

Born: 4/22/1928, Sunnyside, Utah
Death: 5/15/2013, Moab, Utah
Service: 05/20/2013, 10:00 am, Spanish Valley Mortuary
Interment: 05/20/2013, 11:30 am, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Carolyn K McCurdy, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother & Friend, passed away May 15, 2013 at her home after a long battle with Breast Cancer. She fought the most courageous fight anyone could possibly have fought to beat this disease to be able to stay with her family whom she loved very much.

Carolyn was born April 22, 1928 in Sunny Side, UT to Ludvig and Anna Kadunc Krompel. She attended school in Price, Utah, and graduated from Carbon High in 1946. Soon after high school she married Cecil (Zeke) McCurdy. In February of 1960 Carolyn and Zeke moved to Moab, Utah where Carolyn remained until her passing. In March of 1960 they had their only child, Lori Lynn McCurdy Lopez. In April of 1984 her first grandson was born, Michael B McCurdy (Lopez) and in December of 1986 her second grandson was born, Stephen A McCurdy (Lopez). Then the true blessings arrived on August 3, 2007 and February 2, 2009 her great grandchildren Riley D McCurdy and Taylin M McCurdy. Carolyn loved babysitting and spending time with these precious babies. Her newest great grandchild will be born in October of this year. Caroyln worked in Moab from the mid 60’s till retiring in the late 80’s for Family Budget Clothing and Millers Clothing. After she retired she went to work part time at Spanish Trails RV.

In 1988 she was by her daughter’s side when she married the love of her life, Louis P Lopez. With the marriage of Louie and Lori, she was blessed with two more grandsons, Jason M Lopez, Kevin D Lopez and a granddaughter Tiffany (Lopez) Davis, along with all of this family she was welcomed into the entire Lopez Family whom loved her very much.

In retirement Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom were the light of her life along with her only child Lori. Her best friend of over 35 years Donna Coates was her constant companion that she enjoyed life with. She loved the mountains, fishing and traveling to St. George with Donna for their yearly girl’s week. Donna and Carolyn were the original Thelma & Louise.

After watching Lori participating in her athletic endeavors at a very young age she never missed one game or event, she then followed her grandchildren from one end of the state to the other to watch and enjoy their successes. Before she was diagnosed with cancer she was able to attend her great grandsons first year of soccer. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Ludvig and Anna Krompel, an infant brother, brother Joe & Bill Krompel, grandson Jason Lopez.

Surviving relatives of Carolyn are;Daughter Lori(Louie) Lopez,Grandchildren, Michael (Bridgett) McCurdy,Riley (Taylin) McCurdy, Brendon (Kali)Basley, of Moab, Ut, Stephen(Tasha) McCurdy(and baby) of St. George, Utah, Kevin(Kyler)Lopez,and (Kolbi and Khloe) of Montrose, Colorado, Tiffany(Jordan)Davis and Charolotte Lopez of Moab, Ut, Sister, Mary German of Price, Utah, Annie(Stirling)Wilson of Price, Utah, Donna(Jay)Coates of Moab, Utah, Sister- in –laws, Chili Harvick and Ruby Graham of Salt Lake City, Utah and numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved very much.

Tributes

6/6/2013 - So Very sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet Lady who always had a smile for everyone she met along life's road. I always enjoyed visiting with her and she always made me laugh. I hope that your memories of her will remind your to smile in the sad days ahead. {{Huggs}} - Cricket White Green

5/29/2013 - We've known Carolyn for years and years, first working at Millers' Clothing Store. She always had a friendly smile and was cheerful. Loved running into her at the grocery store and other places. She will be missed. - The Cozzens family

5/24/2013 - Dear Lori and family, I just read the news of your mom. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. I'm sure there is a grand reunion going on in heaven. I remember your mom hanging out with Donna and my mom Joyce. In later yrs I enjoyed seeing her at Wells Fargo. - Marilyn Costanza Dominy

5/23/2013 - Lori, we are truly sorry for your loss. I have alot of memories growing up across the street. Your Mom was such a sweet lady' and helped me pick out alot of clothes...she had such good taste and was always so eloquent. - laurie Hetzel Murdock

5/23/2013 - Lori & family; So sorry to read of your Mom's death. Although we weren't personal friends, I always enjoyed talking to your Mom when she worked for Miller's and when we bumped into each other at the grocery store or wherever. Carolyn always made me laugh, she had such a great sense of humor. That's probably where you inherited your fun sense of humor! Please accept this note with my sincere sympathy, Lori. PS: I'm Ron Dickerson's Mom! - Diane Rynio

5/21/2013 - Please accept our deepest condolences. - John & Kimberly Jones

5/20/2013 - Lori and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Your mother cracked me up every time I saw her...and I saw her a lot over the years. She and Donna visited my Mom when she broke her ankle last year...you couldn't help but laugh when they came around. She was responsible for so many smiles. I'm sure you are proud of the memory she leaves. Our deep condolences. Rich Henderson Wilda Morrison - Rich Henderson

5/17/2013 - Aunt Carolyn was like a mother/or a best friend to all. She will be missed more than words can tell. She always seemed to have a positive attitude, even through her own trials, she would try to be a positive and understanding influence. WE spent many hours talking about the family and things that were important to her. She was the anchor to keeping her siblings and extended family in touch. She is at peace now, she is with those she loves, especially her mother who meant to world to her. The Lord could see that her body was weak and tired, so He reached down and spared her any further pain. We will all miss her, but while we miss her sweet, sweet companionship. Remember the sweet memories she left us and may they comfort and sustain family and close friends through the coming days when we feel that longing to be close to her once again. Know that we will be with her once again..as all must cross that threshold, and it will be a joyous time reuniting with all those gone before. I just imagine the joy and happiness she must be experiencing now. Tears...yes but tears of joy!!! May God Bless - Mary and Arlo Smith

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